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it's over. andy murray, one of britain's greatest ever sportsmen, announces he's retiring from tennis the former world number one has been struggling for months to recoverfrom hip surgery. he was so upset he had to leave a news conference before announcing he'll stop playing this year. i'm not sure... i'm not sure i'm able to play through the pain for another four orfive months. we'll be assessing andy murray's extraordinary career and talking live to sue barker. also this lunchtime: another government u—turn on universal credit as it promises to make the benefit system more compassionate. a new study says high fibre food is good for you, while low carb diets could put your health at risk. claims this little girl was killed by illegal pollution from one of britain's busiest roads. and octavian — a london rapper who used to be homeless —
wins the bbc music sound of 2019. and coming up on bbc news... cameroon norrie will hope to take his run of good form into the australian open as he contests his first atp final at the aukland international tomorrow. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. andy murray — one of britain's greatest ever sportsmen — broke down in tears as he announced he's retiring from tennis. the australian open, which begins next week, could be his last tournament, although he hopes to make it to wimbledon. the former world number one has been struggling for months to recoverfrom hip surgery.
murray is britain's most successful player of the professional era, having won three grand slams, including two wimbledon titles, and two olympic gold medals. andy swiss reports. old so many triumphs, the day of tea rs. old so many triumphs, the day of tears. andy murray had hoped this press c0 nfe re nce tears. andy murray had hoped this press conference would be about his comeback, instead it was the opposite, so emotional he had to briefly leave. he had to return, but when asked about whether the australian open would be his last ever tournament the answer was even harder to watch. yes, i think there is a chance of that for sure. yes, there is a
chance of that for sure because... like i said i am not sure. i am chance of that for sure because... like i said i am not sure. iam not sure i am able to play through the painfor sure i am able to play through the pain for anotherfour or sure i am able to play through the pain for another four or five months. that pain is from a long—standing hip injury, the result of relentless wear and tear. it was obvious at his last wimbledon appearance in 2017. a year ago he had surgery but the initial optimism faded and he now fears he will never play wimbledon again. faded and he now fears he will never play wimbledon againlj faded and he now fears he will never play wimbledon again. i said to my tea m play wimbledon again. i said to my team i think i can kind of get through this until wimbledon, where i would like to... that is where i would like to stop playing. but i am also not certain i am able to do
that. but if the end is heartbreaking, what came before it was history making, one of the greatest careers british sport has ever seen. the waiting is over! the idea of a british man winning wimbledon had seemed ridiculous until andy murray did it in 2013 and 2016. two olympic gold medals at tennis? he did that as well and in 2015 he inspired tennis nation so often linked to failure to victory in the davis cup. so many highlights, so many memories. he is a once in a generation playerfor this country and he has been pre—eminent. two olympic gold medals, the davis cup, two of the cuatro slams and of the others he did not win, he was in the final of. i have had a go at this game. hats
off. and he has done it all in the toughest of eras, against roger federer, novak djokovic and rafael nadal. the sporting world has been paying tribute. billiejean king called him a champion on and off the court, praising him as a voice for equality in the sport. justin rose urged him to keep going until wimbledon. his retirement will leave a chasm in british tennis. thinking about our sport without him and particularly at home, it is almost a little bit unimaginable. obviously it is inevitable as it is for everybody. but for sure the sport without him will definitely be quite sad. and so next week he could be signing off for the final time. but if he does, andy murray will leave
behind golden memories, the man who lifted british tennis and perhaps british sport to new heights. andy swiss, bbc news. andy murray's journey took him from dunblane, where he survived the massacre at his primary school, to wimbledon, where he became the first briton for 77 years to win the men's title. lorna gordon reports from dunblane. this is where it all began for sir andy murray, on the local courts in his hometown of dunblane. it was here at just three years his hometown of dunblane. it was here atjust three years old he began the journey that would take him to the top. i coached him when i was dashed when he was seven years old, and we swapped children throughout the year and judy coached mine andi throughout the year and judy coached mine and i coached andy. what is his legacy for dunblane? when you think about tennis, you think about
dunblane. by the time he was a teenager he was one of the best juniors in the world and setting out his ambitions. hopefully i will be playing in wimbledon in about four yea rs playing in wimbledon in about four years in senior wimbledon and junior wimbledon, that is one of my ambitions. but the journey was not easy. he swapped scotland for spain in his bid to be the best. but whilst winning on the court he was supported by his family, including his mum judy, his supported by his family, including his mumjudy, his dry supported by his family, including his mum judy, his dry scottish humourdid his mum judy, his dry scottish humour did not always endear him to some offer. but his popularity grew so some offer. but his popularity grew so much that he became the only person ever to be voted bbc sports personality of the year three times. it is andy murray. it was notjust his result that have brought him recognition. one of the first high—profile tennis players to employ a female coach, he has consistently campaigned for equality
in sport. the triumphs, the tension, the tears, dunblane has been behind andy murray every step of the way. absolutely gutted. no doubt he will do other wonderful things because he isa do other wonderful things because he is a great guy from a great family from a great town. it is great for dunblane, scotland, for the whole country. andy murray's legacy here, to put this town on the map as the birthplace of a great. let's get more reaction to the news that andy murray is retiring and our sports correspondent, natalie pirks, is at wimbledon. centre court was worse andy murray ended 77 years of waiting for britain's first male wimbledon champion. the person who got to interview him that day was sue barker, herself a grand slam champion, and she joins barker, herself a grand slam champion, and shejoins me now. what do you make of the news? it was heartbreaking watching it this morning, waking up and hearing it
and then watching him break down in the press conference. he has run out of options. he has tried everything, he had the surgery, he went to philadelphia for rehab and he went to express to bring him back and it couldn't. he did not play well in that exhibition match against novak djokovic. he said he was in a lot of pain and he has come to a realisation that his time as a tennis player has come to an end and i think it will be sooner rather than later. seeing him in that frame of mindi than later. seeing him in that frame of mind i cannot see him going on. you know how emotional he can be, but after missing wimbledon last year you can understand how desperate he will be to say goodbye dead. every player wants to play on as long as they can and that is why he has pushed himself to try to get himself back. the adrenaline you
feel when you walk out on this court, to play in the major matches, to achieve what he has achieved, thatis to achieve what he has achieved, that is why he was playing the game. he isa that is why he was playing the game. he is a champion, he has got a champion‘s mentality and it has now dawned on him that those days are behind him and that is sad for him and for british tennis. what has he done for british tennis? is he the greatest we have had? absolutely, definitely for me. i travelled with him andi definitely for me. i travelled with him and i saw how you train and the dedication he gave and i have huge admiration for andy murray. he will look back on it with affection. i wish him well. i hope he can come back and play at wimbledon like he wa nts, back and play at wimbledon like he wants, but we will see. he is due to play in the spreading open on monday and that game takes greater significance now. and that game takes greater significance now. there's been another government u—turn on universal credit, the system which combines welfare benefits into a single payment. the work and pensions secretary,
amber rudd, has scrapped plans to extend a cap on families with more than two children. it comes as four single mothers have won a high court challenge to the universal credit system. they say they're struggling financially because of the way their payments are calculated. helena lee reports. universal credit is a new service that helps to ensure you are better off in work than you are on benefits. the government's reform of the welfare system was meant to make things easier for claimants, but it's proving complex and delays and problems have led to hardship for many. like sarah, who cares full—time for her disabled children, who are both adults. she says the system has left her emotionally broken. it's like you are standing on quicksand. it feels like everything is unreliable and then also when i am on twitter or watching the news, you see all these horrific stories of when people have been pushed to the edge and made homeless, suicidal or whatever and you think, i am not much further from that. the government says it recognises
the problems with the system and today announced changes. it had planned to extend the policy which limits benefit claims to two children. but that will now be scrapped. also announced today, adelaide to plans to move 3 million a delay to plans to move 3 million people onto universal credit. instead, an initial 10,000 will be moved over and a pilot scheme will look at more frequent payments after complaints that some were left short. in terms of whether we are making changes that affect people now, absolutely they do. at the core of it, the principle of the two child policy being rolled out to families where children were born before april 2017, was going to come into force in february. that is no longer the case. but some think the changes announced today don't go far enough. all the evidence around the world where policies like this have come in is itjust doesn't work. all it does is push families into poverty and it's no business of the government really to tell
families how many children they should have. that's something out of china and other places. at the high court this morning, four working single mothers won a challenge over the government's universal credit scheme. they argued there was a fundamental problem with the system meaning their monthly payments varied enormously, which left them struggling. the department for work and pensions says they are carefully considering the court's judgment before deciding whether to appeal. helena lee, bbc news. the conservative mp dominic grieve has called on the government to remove the date we leave the eu from legislation, if the prime minister fails to get backing for her deal next week. ?our political correspondent, iain watson, is in westminster. iain, explain the significance of this? dominic grieve is the man who led a rebellion against his own government, reducing the time
theresa may would have to respond to a defeat on her dealfrom three weeks to three days. he is saying if she is defeated next week, what she should do is strike out of domestic legislation the date of march the 29th, the date we are due to the european union, and explorer extending article 50. that would delay our departure from the eu and give time foran delay our departure from the eu and give time for an alternative bill to be negotiated, or another referendum, his preference. he also said those cabinet ministers that oppose and no deal scenario should be prepared to resign from government to put pressure on the prime minister. thank you very much indeed. wholemeal bread and pasta, porridge oats, beans and lentils — all high fibre foods which, according to a major new study, reduce the risk of serious disease. but the research also warns that popular, low carb diets could be putting people's health at risk. here's james gallagher with more details. fibre is best known for its role keeping your bowel movements regular.
but this report commissioned by the world health organization shows the health benefits are much broader than that. it analysed more than 200 pieces of scientific research and is the most comprehensive ever look at the fibre you find in foods like fruit and veg, wholegrain breads as well... ..as pulses like beans and lentils. the study showed fibre keeps you alive for longer. helps you stay thin. and cuts the risk of heart attacks, stroke and type—2 diabetes. and the more you eat the better. the study say we need to be eating 30 grams for health benefits. it means paying attention to having fruit and vegetable at every meal and snack time. fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and those whole—grain products. are you getting enough? well the answer is almost certainly no. 30g a day sounds like a tiny amount,
but fewer than one in ten adults in the uk eats that much. so how can you eat a bit more? breakfast is a good place to start and you could switch to a high—fibre cereal or porridge. bread is another easy win if you can trade your sliced white for wholemeal or granary varieties. and we've been told it 1000 times before, but eating your five—a—day helps too. scientists say this study is also a timely warning to people turning their back on fibre on some low—carb diets. ben. james, thank you very much indeed. there could be a fresh inquest into the death of a nine—year—old girl who died from an asthma attack after new evidence linked her death to illegal levels of air pollution. ella kiss—debrah lived in lewisham, just 25 metres from the south circular, one of london's busiest and most polluted roads. herfinal seizure happened during a spike in unlawful pollution levels. claire marshall reports. ella was a healthy baby,
but as she got older she developed acute asthma. she was rushed to hospital almost 30 times in the three years before she died. she was breathing air so polluted that it broke legal limits. her home was just 25 metres from this road, london's south circular. her mother, rosamunde, walked these choked streets with her to school. she has been campaigning for illegal air pollution to be put on her daughter's death certificate and today she is one huge step closer. in a rare move the attorney general has looked at ella's case and will allow an application of the inquest to be reopened. it is great and it is the right decision and now we can get to the bottom really of the health impact of air pollution on young people. key to this decision was new medical evidence that linked the harmful particles and chemicals in exhaust
fumes directly to ella's death. this is the kind of air pollution that ella was exposed to. you can almost taste it. the expert report showed that almost every time she was rushed to hospital there had been a spike in illegal levels and the night before she died had been particularly bad. the lawyer for the family says a wider inquest could help to challenge the government over what has been described as a public health emergency. for me this case gives an opportunity for those people in public office who are responsible for protecting our health and for providing clean air to be asked questions, to be held to account. so did air pollution help to kill ella? it is now down to the high court whether or not to allow a fresh look at all the evidence. claire marshall, bbc news, south london. our top story this lunchtime...
in an emotional press conference, andy murray, one of britain's greatest ever sportsmen, announces he'll retire from tennis this year. and still to come... the americans missing out on their paycheque today because of the us government shutdown. coming up on bbc news... nottingham forest begin the serach for another new manager after agreeing to release aitor karanka from his contract after a year in the job. president trump is again threatening to declare a national emergency to fund the building of a wall on the mexican border. a row with the democrats, who refuse to pay for it, has led to the partial shutdown of the us government, leaving 800,000 staff unpaid. they should have got their paychecks today, but won't. tomorrow, that shutdown will become the longest in american history.
our correspondent aleem maqbool has been to southern virginia to meet some of those caught in the political crossfire. i'm ok, come over here and sit with me. scott was supposed to get paid today, but never received his salary. he is an airport security officer and is one of the government employees continuing to work unpaid because of the us government shutdown. the strain it is putting him under is clear. personally it has given me uncertainty whether or not i can provide for my children, whether i can maintain my home, whether i can meet my bills and maintain my standard of living. i'm reporting to work with no idea of when i will be paid again. i am spending money on gas and maintenance on my car and i have no clue when i will be able to make up that cost. scott says he has already cut out all nonessential purchases but is now seriously worried about making his mortgage payments. his family is affected because he is not getting his salary,
but the shutdown of many government departments is having wide—ranging consequences. all right, showtime. john boyd is a soya bean farmer. he has already been struggling because of donald trump's trade war because china is no longer buying his produce. but now thousands of dollars in subsidies that he relies on for planting new crops have not been paid out. what does he think of his president in effect saying that the shutdown is worth it if america gets a border wall with mexico? guess what? i don't need a damn wall, i need my money today, i need my money to plant my crops, i need my money to pay my labour, i need my money to continue my farming operation. we need to focus on the american economy and putting people to work that are already here, and keeping people working such as myself. with donald trump saying he won't back down until democrats agree to fund the wall and democrats
insisting that will never happen, there are no signs of this coming to an end soon and the uncertainty for millions of americans look set to go on. aleem maqbool, bbc news, southern virginia. clinical waste, including body parts, has been piled up at an industrial estate in north tyneside for weeks, after the firm responsible for disposing of it ceased trading. health care environmental services lost its nhs contracts last year amid concerns over the amount of medical waste accumulating across the country. bbc look north's mark denten reports. bags of clinical waste from hospitals piling up in warehouses for weeks after health care environmental services went out of business. the company lost its contract with hospital trusts in october 2018 because it was not disposing of the clinical waste quickly enough. now it's not disposing of it at all. the environment agency inspecting
the site earlier this week, says it's tried to get the waste cleared and is launching a criminal investigation into the company. and because health care environmental services hasn't gone into liquidation yet, former workers can't get state benefits or redundancy payments. that means a lot of the guys have children, young children, houses, mortgages, private rents and it's left everybody high and dry. to have lost yourjob just before christmas, but they are in a limbo state because the company has ceased to operate but they haven't been made redundant. there isn't a list of workers so the council and the dwp, my office, are working really hard. the chairman of the company, seen here escorting the princess royal around the company's headquarters in scotland in may last year, says they are still looking for a buyer, after which they can pay their former employees. for 23 years the company has paid wages on time and obviously that's
always been our commitment to do that. on this occasion, it's out of our control because of the bank and the uk government pressure to basically put this company into receivership. at this point, we are still fighting because there are interested parties in buying the business and our commitment is to try and get thesejobs back into play, based on getting the company to survive. meanwhile, in an anonymous warehouse in north tyneside, mounds of decaying clinical waste which should have been disposed of weeks ago, remains. mark denten, bbc news, newcastle. there've been tributes to the award—winning bbc presenter dianne oxberry who has died at the age of 51, after a short illness. she worked on radio 1, alongside simon mayo and steve wright. and for more than 20 years, she was the weather presenter for north west tonight. her colleague dave guest looks back at her life. weather fronts will be starting...
weather presenters must remain cool and calm whatever is thrown at them and dianne oxberry was the coolest of them all. this might be the one you like... you can see that the warm air is moving out of the way... this is the comedian, peter kay, making an unexpected appearance during one of her forecasts on the bbc‘s north west tonight programme. god love dianne oxberry. god love her. you've made it sunshine for everybody. for once. she just had such a great raport with the public raport with the public and they loved her. everywhere you went people would say, "5 di coming?" "where's di?" dianne oxberry began her broadcasting career with wright on radio 1 and she was a member of simon mailloux's posse on the radio 1 breakfast show. there was a spark in the studio when she was there, you know
and i think everyone is very devastated by the fact she's gone. she switched to tv in the early 90s, presenting the saturday morning children's show, the 8:15 from manchester. i am joined by mark and gary from take that... but she didn't only meet the fledgling take that on the show, she also met herfuture husband, iain — a cameraman on the 8:15. shejoined north west tonight in 1994. here for the first time is dianne oxberry. yes, i am going to be here tonight and every night this week bringing you a detailed weather forecast... in fact, she was to become a regular face on the show for almost a quarter of a century and a welcome visitor to so many living rooms. have you had your teas? but dianne oxberry didn't just do the weather, she was often to be found trying her hand at so many other roles too. her warmth, energy and down—to—earth nature made viewers and listeners see dianne as a friend even if they never let her. even if they never met her.
they'll miss her, but so to will those of us who did know her and considered her a friend as well as a colleague. dianne oxberry, who has died at the age of 51. new research suggests an increasing number of secondary schools in england are unable to cover their costs. a report by the independent think tank, the education policy institute, has warned a third of local authority schools had overspent during the last financial year, as well as half of secondary academies. frankie mccamley reports. any questions on that one? rising school bills, including teachers' pay and pension costs are just some of the factors contributing to the reduction in pupil spending in england. and headteachers are feeling the pressure. what we want to do is provide a great education for the young people. so every spend is scrutinised and i feel i have to justify every spend, every staffing decision, every promotion, every course. it led to thousands marching through westminster last september, protesting against budget cuts. some schools are managing to keep their heads above water, but a report has found increasing numbers in england are falling
into the red, with one in three local authority secondary schools now unable to cover costs — a sharp increase in recent years. and half of secondary academies spending more than they have coming in. one of the recommendations in the report is that councils redistribute money from secondary schools that have a surplus to those that are struggling, but some headteachers i've spoken to have said that simply won't work. they've had to make cuts in the past to save for things like staff shortages and building repairs in the future. the government argues school spending is rising. we are spending records amounts of money on our school system this year — £112 billion. we are distributing that money to schools on a fairer basis. every local authority is seeing an increase in funding for every pupil in every school. but we do acknowledge that we are asking schools to do more. however, some teachers will argue
this funding is not keeping up with rising pressures and increasing pupil numbers, which has meant more parents are being asked to help pay for extras. frankie mccamley, bbc news. it's an award which has boosted the careers of stars including sam smith and adele. now, octavian, who at one point was homeless, has been named the bbc music sound of 2019 winner. the award recognises performers who've yet to have a british top ten hit. lizo mzimba has been speaking to him. meet octavian, a rapper who grew up in south london, and who is one of music's most exciting new talents. the 23—year—old, who was once a homeless teenager on the capital's streets, says he is overwhelmed to top the sound of 2019 list.
a year ago, i was like — i was poor. i was — i had no money. so to have, like — to be nominated for, like, the bbc sound poll, and to win it, like, it's mad. it's crazy, it's crazy. he has had a remarkable 12 months. last summer he also modelled at a louis vuitton fashion show in paris in front of kanye west, kim kardashian and kyliejenner, all on top of his musical success. his sound of win means he follows in the footsteps